Carmelo Militano latest book, Fate of Olives, is part travel book, and part memoir. It was short-listed for the D.H.Lawrence travel book in Europe and Eileen McTavis Skyes book award in Canada.
Monday, March 8 2010
Parmesan cheese, Tortellini shaped like Venus' navel, and the frothy wide-eyed observations of a young American in Italy.
Wednesday, February 17 2010
We rarely meet Thai people. They instead tend to hover in the background or are served up as part of the local color, for example, the transsexuals known as kathoey.
Tuesday, November 17 2009
Part of what makes Hajdu such a good music critic and clever pop culture observer is his ability to see beyond the obvious.
Sunday, November 8 2009
Moving back and forth through memory and time, these essays act like a vehicle moving through historical, mental and natural landscapes.
Wednesday, July 15 2009
This is an excellent history lesson that should be impressed upon one's mind, much like the famous image of a solitary man standing in front of a line of tanks at Tiananmen Square.